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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Hunchbacked.

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  • With fair gullies, which are little hulchbacked demi-knives, the iron tool whereof is two inches long, and the wooden handle one inch thick, and three inches in length, wherewith the little boys in our country cut ripe walnuts in two while they are yet in the shell, and pick out the kernel, and they found them very fit for the expediting of that weasand-slitting exploit.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • Beseeching our grandees of Witland that, as when formerly Apollo had distributed all the treasures of his poetical exchequer to his favourites, little hulchbacked Aesop got for himself the office of apologue-monger; in the same manner, since I do not aspire higher, they would not deny me that of puny rhyparographer, or riffraff follower of the sect of Pyreicus.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

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